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Rash guard with distinct Hawaii look

The state sport deserves a rash guard that looks like it lives here, too.

Designed by kahuna ka uhi (expert tattooist) Keone Nunes, the shirts offer maximum sun protection with local style. The material is 80 percent polyester and 20 percent lycra, making for a lightweight, comfortable fit.

Perfect for all-day water wear, whether your sport is outrigger canoe paddling, surfing or stand-up paddling. Available in men’s and women’s long and short sleeves, and in various colors.

Priced from $75. Available at and the C4 Waterman shop at 330 Coral St., Honolulu. Call 739-2837.

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Paddleboarders take on Kaiwi

A record field of the best paddleboarders and stand-up paddlers will compete Sunday in the 14th Molokai2Oahu Paddleboard World Championship, a 32-mile trek across the Kaiwi Channel from Kaluakoi, Molokai, to Maunalua Bay, Oahu.

The race has become so popular, entries closed a month ago at more than 140. It’s so trendy, it has its own clothes line: M2O.

Among the entries is veteran waterman Todd Bradley, making his 53rd crossing (including Molokai Hoe outrigger canoe races). Bradley. Also, Jenny Kalmbach is in the solo SUP division weeks after completing the 72-mile, 16-hour paddle (with Morgan Hoestery) across the Kauai Channel.

Australia’s Jaime Mitchell (4:58:25) is going for his ninth consecutive win. He holds four of the top 10 race times, including the 4:48:23 that set the record in 2007.—

Tinman Triathlon turns 30 Sunday

It’s been a jewel on the Oahu racing calendar for the past 29 years. Sunday, it’s the pearl anniversary for the 30th Tinman Triathlon.

The event consists of an 800-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer swim.

Some 400 participants are expected to line up at Queen’s Beach for the 5:30 a.m. start, not far from the Kapiolani Park finish line.

Defending champs: Honolulu’s John Flanagan (1:47:11.5) and Rachel Ross (1:59:42.6).

Course records: 1:42:48 (Tim Marr, 2006) and 1:57:08 (Bree Wee, 2005).—

Spearfishing event big help to many

The second annual Triple Crown of Spearfishing tournament will be held July 31 at Kahe Park Pavilion.

The event, located at Electric Beach (across from the electric power plant), helps remove invasive fish from the reefs and benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hawaii.

Last year, 60 teams competed and removed hundreds of invasive fish from the reefs, according to Kris Tyler, event organizer.—



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» China Uemura Longboard Classic: Pro-am and SUP, 8 a.m., Queen’s Surf Beach, Waikiki.
» JACO Chun’s to Waimea: Surf ‘n’ Sea Series No. 3, 9 a.m., 1.6 miles, Chun’s Reef to Waimea Bay.


» Honolulu Cricket Club: Inter-Club match, 10:30 a.m., Kapiolani Park.
» Molokai to Oahu World Championships: 32 miles, Kaluakoi, Molokai, to Maunalua Bay, Oahu. Paddleboards, 7:30 a.m., SUPs, 8 a.m.
» Single Action Shootists of Hawaii: Monthly event, 8:30 a.m., Koko Head Shooting Complex.

» China Uemura Longboard Classic: Amateur and special divisions, 8 a.m., Queen’s Surf Beach, Waikiki.
» 30th Tinman Triathlon: 5:30 a.m., Kapiolani Park.
» Menehune Marchers: Anniversary walk and potluck. 9 a.m., Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens. Call 261-3583.



Camps, clinics, etc.

Flag Football

» NFL Flag Football: Deadline: July 31. Boys and girls, ages 4-17. Teams in Pearl City, Makakilo, Kahuku, Kailua, Kahala. Information: 354-5449 and
Inline Hockey
» Mililani Inline Hockey Association: Youth and adult league fall season registration. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 31, Aug. 1, 7 and 8, Mililani Town Center near Times. $65 league (includes 2 jerseys) plus $30 national. Information:

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